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Which program for whom? Evidence on the comparative effectiveness of public sponsored training programs in Germany

Biewen, M.; Fitzenberger, B.; Osikominu, A.; Waller, M.; (2007) Which program for whom? Evidence on the comparative effectiveness of public sponsored training programs in Germany. (IZA Discussion Papers 2885). Institut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA): Bonn, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

We use a new and exceptionally rich administrative data set for Germany to evaluate the employment effects of a variety of public sponsored training programs in the early 2000s. Building on the work of Sianesi (2003, 2004), we employ propensity score matching methods in a dynamic, multiple treatment framework in order to address program heterogeneity and dynamic selection into programs. Our results suggest that in West Germany both short-term and medium-term programs show considerable employment effects for certain population subgroups but in some cases the effects are zero in the medium run. Short-term programs are surprisingly effective when compared to the traditional and more expensive longer-term programs. With a few exceptions, we find little evidence for significant positive treatment effects in East Germany. There is some evidence that the employment effects decline for older workers and for low-skilled workers.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Which program for whom? Evidence on the comparative effectiveness of public sponsored training programs in Germany
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/pape...
Language: English
Keywords: Evaluation, multiple treatments, dynamic treatment effects, local linear matching, active labor market programs, administrative data
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/17463
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